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'Tis the season for charity scams

Make sure you're giving to a legitimate charity this seasonIt's that time of year, when many consumers are ready to open their hearts and wallets to many deserving charities. But con artists are well aware of this. How can you be sure you're giving to a good cause -- or a cause at all?

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Consumer U: tips for college students

Consumer tips for the college-boundMillions of young people are arriving on the nation’s college campuses this summer. Many of them will be embarking on a life without parents for the first time. Unfortunately, many of these young people will be entering the marketplace on their own, with precious little understanding of how to navigate it successfully. Worse, many students may fall prey to scams targeting college students.

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Burned by increasing taxes on car rentals?

Car rental taxes squeezing consumersNCL's Sally Greenberg testified before a House subcommittee recently about the nickel-and-diming consumers are feeling in the car rental industry, calling for passage of legislation that would end discriminatory state taxes for car renters.

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